University of Maryland

Prices for construction projects spike, likely due to labor shortages

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region.  The increase in price for just two large…

Funding for historically black colleges remains held up in Senate

WASHINGTON– Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland may lose more than $4 million in federal funding if Congress does not reauthorize mandatory spending for those institutions beyond the current academic year. Maryland’s HBCUs “face a funding cliff due to…

High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including…

Kate Kennedy, a voting advocate, seeking second term on College Park City Council

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – When Kate Kennedy was running for College Park City Council two years ago, she made a move that she knew could jeopardize her chance of winning the election. The hot-button issue of non-citizens – undocumented immigrants,…

Federal funds aimed at boosting Chesapeake Bay oyster population

WASHINGTON – Efforts to increase Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population – a key indicator of the bay’s health – have received $800,000 in federal funding.   “This money will allow us and our partners – including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources…

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Maryland lawmakers demand answers from regents

Lawmakers on Thursday admonished the chancellor and chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents for the panel’s lack of transparency and overreach in a controversial decision to retain the University of Maryland, College Park football coach and athletic director, while accepting the university president’s resignation.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 8

WASHINGTON – On Episode 8, host Jarod Golub discusses the tragic shooting that occurred at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, President Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship with an executive order and brings the latest on the University of…

Hundreds turn out for UMD student “Justice for Jordan” rally

As the University of Maryland and University System Board of Regents controversy and fallout continue in the wake of the death of Jordan McNair, a member of the football team last spring, students turned out on Thursday afternoon for a “Justice for Jordan” rally. Hundreds turned out to voice their differing views on the justice they were seeking for McNair’s death.

In wake of football coach’s firing, University of Maryland remains in turmoil

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland –  A tumultuous two days of statewide outrage directed at the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ handling of the probe into football player Jordan McNair’s death climaxed on Thursday as the board chairman resigned and…